Airport staff strike causes delays at security in Paris and Nice

The strike will lengthen waiting times in Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Nice airports and passengers are advised to allow extra time to ensure that they make their flight

16 November 2021

Security staff at Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Nice airports began to strike this morning Pic: EQRoy / Shutterstock

By Emma Morgan

Security staff at French airports have gone on strike today (Tuesday, November 16), causing extended waiting time for passengers. 

The strike began at around 10:00 this morning and is expected to last until Thursday, although this end date has not been confirmed.

Affected airports include Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Nice.

The strike is predicted to result in delays at security checkpoints, especially around 13:00 this afternoon, and passengers are advised to leave some extra time for getting through the airport. 

Paris Aéroport recommends that passengers arrive three hours in advance for overseas flights, and two hours in advance for domestic flights. For further information they are advised to contact the airline directly.

Road access to the Parisian airports may also be disrupted, and travellers are encouraged to bear this in mind.

Nice Airport has tweeted that it is “doing everything [it] can to limit the impact [of the strike] but we advise you to plan ahead.”

The strike has been called by several airport worker unions in protest against potential reforms to their bonus system. 

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